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  1. <Inside N. Korea> Market survey shows “Resolution 2270”, the toughest-ever sanctions, didn’t work.

    For the last seven months, the ASIAPRESS reporting team has conducted a market price survey inside North Korea…

  2. [Video Report] The hidden homeless of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang is a ‘staged city’, where outsiders ar…

  3. <Inside N. Korea> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime

    “Kotchebi” is a North Korean word only. It is not in the Korean dictionary since it is a slang used only in North Korea…

  4. <Inside N. Korea> A recent flood has left thousands dead: following the flood mass forced-migration of the poor into the affected area. ‘Entire villages have disappeared. ‘

    In the end of August this year, there was a huge flood in northeastern North Korea. International organizations such as International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, after conducting the onsite inspection in the mid-September, reported that “The flood in North Hamgyong Province left 138 people dead and 400 still missing.” …

  5. <Inside N. Korea> Truck falls into reservoir due to heavy snow, leaving 19 dead in the northern part of Ryanggang Province (a photo and a map)

    On November 18, an ASIAPRESS reporting partner in the northern part of Ryanggang Province reported that the truck carrying passengers at the back slipped and fell into the reservoir of the Samsu Power Plant near Hyesan City due to heavy snow, leaving 19 people dead…

  6. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Experiencing the Lives of Ordinary People, “Sobicha“ (service car)

  7. <Latest Photo Report> Priority on Construction of Guard Post To Prevent Defection-Not yet for flood victims (5 Photos)

  8. [Video Report] Kotchebi Girls, Sexually Abused and Exploited

  9. <Field Report On N.Korea> Delayed Restoration of Flood Due to Cement Shortage (3 Photos)

  10. [Video Report] National bus network of the N.Korean market economy

  11. <Interview with N.Korean> Nuclear Test shattered Windows & People Forced to pay for Flood Damage

  12. <Inside N.Korea>Enormous Flood Damage at Tumen River Basin, Outcry over No Relief Efforts by Government

  13. <Inside N.Korea> Hunt for defectors resumed

  14. <Interview with N.Korean People> Defection of Thae Yong-ho, the minister at NK mission in London, is “natural”

  15. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Starving People’s Army: Mother Concerns Conscripted Son

  16. <Inside N.Korea> Tighter Control of Inter-provincial Movement: Investigating corruption in Hoeryong City’s People’s Security Station

  17. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Soldier’s Hard Life 5. Poorly Nourished Young Soldiers: Soldiers’ hunger started from 80’s. (4 Photos)

  18. <Photo Report on N.Korea> N.Korean People’s Army Facing State of Starvation

  19. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Latest Textbooks for N.Korean Middle & High School Students; Idolization of Kim Jong-un in all subjects

  20. <Inside N.Korea> Enforced Mobilization of Unemployed and No-Show Employees to Farm

  21. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Kim Jong-un Orders North Koreans Make Mountains Evergreen. -Declares 10-Year War Against Slash-and-Burn Farming

  22. [Video Report] Fleeing back alley vendors by cracking down

  23. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> DPRK high-ranking state officials ordered to attend seminar against escaping the country: frequent escapes concern Kim regime

  24. [Video Report] Parade Drill by Female Students

  25. [Video Report] Foot of N.Korean, Japanese Used Bike

  26. Women, selling rice from China, are eating noodles. Japanese brand “Akita Komachi” is found on a packing paper. Taken at a northern border town on October 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Is Economic Sanction Really Effective? Searching Effect from Retail Price Index

  27. A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> Government Evaluation of 70 Day-Battle Leads to Nervous Officials – Punishment of Poor Achievement and Secret Drinking,

  28. Soldiers are deployed for vigilance, which is familiar sight in North Korea. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on June 2010. (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea>Strict Separation of Attendees for Worker`s Party Congress  Cell phone prohibited to keep itinerary confidential

  29. A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)

    Special Gifts For the Worker`s Party Congress “Not enough.”: Only Toothpaste Set & Liquor


Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS N.Korea Market Survey Reveals Basic Food Price Hike PHOTO1 N.Korea IT Report – PART1: Kids Master Emoticons and Movies with Mobile phones A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in N.Korean Underground – End to Free Healthcare, Illegal Abortions Widespread A political assembly held by a KWP regional branch that took place a half year before the purge of Jang Song-thaek. The ranking officials discussed and addressed the people's allegiance and dedications to Kim Jong-un. (Summer/2013/ASIAPRESS) Possible Firing Squad Executions Punish Violators of “Kim Jong-un’s Instructions” This picture is taken from raw video footage captured in Sosong District, Pyongyang in the summer of 2006. Female students are assembled near the Three Revolution Exhibition museum to practice for a military parade in honor of Kim Jong-il's birthday. Each student is wearing a white shoulder-cloth inscribed with a consecutive number. (Lee Jun / Pyongyang / August 2006) ASIAPRESS The Truth Behind N.Korea’s Military Parades 〈Photo Report- 6 (a)〉 The Government’s Command is for a “Strong and Prosperous Nation” — but Workers Tired Out at Pyongyang Construction Sites to Build 100,000 Apartments

New Report

  1. <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
  2. <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK
  3. [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market
  4. [Video Report] Why Do N.Korean Women Care About Looks? “I want to get attention from the guys.”
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Russian Oil at Market in N.Korea
  6. [Video Report] Kim Jong-nam assassinated. What do N.Koreans think about it?
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Defense Drill For Cruise Missile Attack: Soldiers Suffer From Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Chaos